Liang Xi Mei and her gaudy grandma blouses are about the most stylish things to come from Singapore’s very own Chinese New Year filmmaker, Jack Neo.
As you settle down for a round (or 10, if we’re being honest) of mahjong, draw your power from Eleanor Young’s Giorgio Armani gambler outfit from Crazy Rich Asians. Yes, she lost, but it wasn’t in the book anyway.
When Nara from Singapore Social turned up in a red blouse for Chinese New Year and said she felt like a waiter, it really got us thinking.
You're not wearing a Halloween costume when you show up to house visits as Princess Morbucks from Powerpuff Girls if you're essentially being yourself. She has an all-gold outfit with a matching crown too if you need something even flashier for day two.
Off-White spring/summer 2020, meet a bag of Mandarin oranges. Photo from Instagram: @just.erwin
Something full-length, flowy, red, with a little gold trim. Hear us out. The silhouette is kind on full bellies, and everyone loves the God of Fortune, right? What better way to get eagerly invited in?
This Chinese New Year, recognise your privilege with Preetipls merch. If you’re feeling insecure, she’s also got one that says “美丽 mĕilì”, read: pretty.
Red hair is all the rage again, but you should really go straight to the source of the inspiration: Yayoi Kusama. Doesn’t hurt that red, yellow, and polka dots are on-theme.
Be a red packet via this Balenciaga look. That’s all.
Or the mane of a lion dance performance, if you’ve ever had dreams of running away to join a troupe but could never make it past the first round of auditions.